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. it was an elegant, 3 hour argument for the immediate admission of california and against the expansion of slavery into the west. it boiled down to a higher law. >> was there any doubt as to where he was on slavery? >> parents had slaves. people sometimes did doubt where he was on slavery. in the same speech, he said he was so eager to cement california to the union that if the people of california wanted to have a slavery constitution, he would take california in that form. at the time, an ohio lawyer and later his colleague in the league in cabinet, wrote to a friend saying, anyone prepared to except another slave state is not with us on slavery. there were folks who doubted where he was on slavery. there is considerable doubt where he was on the emancipation proclamation. although he was known as the opponent of the extension of slavery, there are questions around the edges about his views on slavery. >> you paint a picture at the chicago convention in 1860 about why abraham lincoln won. a lot of it has something to do with anything but what his position was on issues. tell us that story. >> by
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